2010 WSOP Update: Chance Kornuth Wins $5k PLO Bracelet

Jason Mercier (foreground) had his eyes set on the $5k PLO title but went out in 16th place.

Finally feels like some excitement and buzz is building as we get towards the 2010 WSOP Main Event. Plenty of big names are among the big stacks in the $25k Six-Handed event. Girls On the Rail are showing up. Good stuff. Here’s the latest.

Event #49 ($1,500 NLH) – Meh*. Here.

Event #50 ($5,000 PLO) – 24 year-old Chance Kornuth beat an impressive field to bank $508,090 and his first bracelet. He defeated Kevin Boudreau ($313,792) heads-up for the title. Jose Nacho┬áBarbero finished ninth. Nacho. NACHO!!! Get full payouts here.

Event #51 ($3,000 Triple-Chance NLH) – With 12 remaining, Jon Eaton is chip leader, stacked at 1,678,000. Tommy Vedes is third overall at 984,000. Will Failla (960,000) and Tad Jurgens (292,000) also remain. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #52 ($25,000 NLH Six-Handed) – A total of 191 entered, creating a first place prize of $1,315,518. Day 1 ended with Germany’s Alexander Gruibem as the big stack with 548,000. He’s followed by Jason Somerville (516,600), Mclean Karr (472,800), and Sir Isaac Haxton (460,500). In fifth overall is Daniel Negreanu with 407,100. And then Daniel is followed by John Juanda with 401,300. So yeah, pretty solid field up at the top. A total of 78 remain. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #53 ($1,500 LH Shoot-Out) – The final event of the day brought in 548. Some table winners include Theo Tran, Jonathan Little, Nam Le, Barry Shulman, and finally making some sort of a showing at this year’s WSOP,Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Get the full winner’s list here.

* UPDATE: And by “Meh” we mean congrats to Joe Sebok‘s cousin Michael Linn.


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